The weird feeling before a bowel movement.
Hello, For a couple of years now I have been having a very strange happen to me, it used to happen occasionally but now it is every time I go for a bowel movement. It is a weird experience where I feel panicky and had a racing heart before/while pooping? Is it common? Has anyone experienced it before? My fingers go tingly, I have difficulty breathing, shaky, fast heart rate, and then I need a bowel movement immediately. Has anybody else experienced anything similar?
@meged Hello, This happens to a lot of people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and it's the vagus nerve being stimulated by the emptying of the colon. You can get sweaty and shaky and your blood pressure can drop. In extreme instances, you can pass out. To manage it decrease Caffeine Intake, and Make Sure You're Getting Enough Fiber. If it doesn’t get better then do contact your doctor. Thanks!